How Much Yarn Do I Need To Knit A Sweater Vest?

Knitted Sweater Vests are a great option for adding a layer of warmth. Our included yarn calculation table gives you the quick answers to the question – How much yarn do I need to knit a Sweater Vest?

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I highly recommend using a pattern to knit a Sweater Vest. The designer gives details of the yarn weight and the yardage.

The example pattern I’m using is the The Open Trails Sweater Vest by Ashley Lillis using stockinette stitch and simple ribbing. It includes 8 different sizes. It is a great option for beginners.

How Much Yarn Do I Need For A Sweater Vest? 

To knit a Sweater Vest with finished bust measurements from 35 inches (97.5 cm) to 57.5 inches (146 cm),  – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 446 yards (408 meters) of Super Bulky Weight #6 yarn, total weight of 24 oz (680 g) – Number of skeins is 2 skeins (each skein weighs 12 oz/ 340 g).

How Much Super Bulky Weight Yarn Needed For a Sweater Vest?

Here’s my handy guide to how much yarn for knitting a Sweater Vest in different sizes and yards of yarn required when knitting stockinette (using the example pattern) in Worsted Weight #4 Yarn.

Sweater Vest Yarn Estimates
With Super Bulky Weight Yarn (#6)

Final Bust Size (In)

35 to 57.5 inches

Final Bust Size (Cms)

97.5 to 146 cms

Estimated Yardage

446 yards

Estimated Meterage

408 meters

Estimated Ounces

24 oz

Estimated Grams

680 gms

Estimated Skeins

2 skeins

How Many Yards Of Yarn Do I Need to Knit a Sweater Vest?

To knit a Sweater Vest with finished bust measurements from 35 inches ( 97.5 cm) to 57.5 inches (146 cm),  – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 446 yards (408 meters) of Super Bulky Weight #6 yarn

How Many Skeins Of Yarn Do I Need For A Sweater Vest?

To knit a Sweater Vest with finished bust measurements from 35 inches ( 97.5 cm) to 57.5 inches (146 cm),  – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 2 skeins (each skein weighs 12 oz/ 340 g) of Super Bulky Weight #6 yarn.

How Many Balls Of Yarn Do I Need For A Sweater Vest?

To knit a Sweater Vest with finished bust measurements from 35 inches ( 97.5 cm) to 57.5 inches (146 cm),  – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 2 balls (each ball weighs 12 oz/ 340 g) of Super Bulky Weight #6 yarn

How Many Ounces Of Yarn For A Sweater Vest?

To knit a Sweater Vest with finished bust measurements from 35 inches ( 97.5 cm) to 57.5 inches (146 cm),  – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 24 oz (680 g) of Super Bulky Weight #6 yarn.

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Now you know how much yarn you’ll need to knit a Sweater Vest, it’s time to start your next project!

Want to know which yarn is best to use for a Sweater Vest? To see my current recommendations, search for my article – The Best Yarns for Knitting.

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Author: Jodie Morgan is a passionate knitter and blogger with 40+ years of experience currently living in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Taught by her mother and wonderful grandmother “Mama”, she fell in love with crafting from a young age. When she’s not knitting, you’ll find her enjoying a cup of coffee with cream, or sharing helpful resources and tips with the online knitting community. Please say hello, or see what she's making on Ravelry.

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